現年 48 歲的溫特沃思米勒多年前已公開出櫃，自此，他就因為同志的身分遭到部分網友的攻擊。
在 Instagram 上的貼文中，他透露自己收到一些不友善的私訊，也看到了讓他感到不愉快的留言，但他並不是擔心自己，而是為來到他 Instagram 的酷兒族群感到擔憂，不想讓他們遭受到這種霸凌行為。
"This is my favorite IG account," someone wrote in response to a recent post. Thank you. I want you to know I saw that. I see the positive comments and DMs (a lot of them anyway). Affectionate. Supportive. Appreciated (by me). Obviously there are comments and DMs I appreciate less. Who are these people? On my page? What backwards-ass, Stone Age values country did they crawl out of? The U.S.? I won't be disappearing (too many cool things to repost). The ability to comment likely will. I'm not concerned for myself. I can't be "bullied" in this space. I have too much power. "Delete. Block. Deactivate." Etc. But I take seriously the possibility of queer kids visiting here, recently out of the closet or exploring the idea... I don't want them exposed to bullshit. On a related note... I'm out. Of PB. Officially. Not bec of static on social media (although that has centered the issue). I just don't want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told). So. No more Michael. If you were a fan of the show, hoping for additional seasons... I understand this is disappointing. I'm sorry. If you're hot and bothered bec you fell in love with a fictional straight man played by a real gay one... That's your work. - W.M.
隨著溫特沃思米勒的貼文發布後，同劇演員多米尼克珀塞爾（Dominic Purcell）、莎拉維恩考麗絲（Sarah Wayne Callies）陸續表達對他的支持，後者也在 Instagram 上強調《越獄風雲》卡司群對於 LGBTQ+ 族群的友善。
yesterday @wentworthmiller announced he’s done playing michael scofield because as a gay man he wants to focus on playing gay characters. . with gratitude for all the work we did together, & with deep love, i’m voicing my support for that choice. . to all the fans, know this: the cast of prison break is a queer friendly space. we stand with - and among - our friends & family in the LGBTQ+ community with full throated support for their rights and artistic work. all the time. always. . and if that’s a problem for anyone, to quote a good man, “that’s your work.” . #pb #imwithwent #scofieldsticktogether